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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ Hydroquinone, USP

Chemical Synonym
  • Hydroquinone
  • Personal care ingredients
  • Pharmaceutical chemicals
  • Skin care ingredients

Product Description
Eastman™ Hydroquinone, USP, has been formulated for many years into creams, lotions, and gels to produce effective skin- lightening products. Eastman™ Hydroquinone, USP, meets or exceeds the requirements of the United States Pharmacopeia and is produced under conditions of current good manufacturing practices for drugs. Because a high quality hydroquinone is needed to ensure safety, effectiveness, and consistent purity and potency, Eastman supplies only Eastman™ Hydroquinone, USP Grade or European Pharma Grade for skin-lightening products worldwide.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
Molecular Weight110.11
Empirical FormulaC6H6O2
AppearanceFree-flowing white crystals
Assay (Anhydrous basis)99.0-100.5 %
Melting Point172-174 °C
Water0.5 wt % max.
Residue on ignition0.5 % max
     in Ethanol, @ 25°C36 wt %
     in Glycerin, @ 25°C16 wt %
     in Propylene Glycol, @ 25°C23 wt %
     in Water, @ 25°C7 wt %

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

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